It depends on whether a course is classified as “C” course or an “S” course.
These courses are lecture, discussion, seminar, clinical process, activity laboratory, instructional laboratory, performance, or activity meeting at a set time and place. These courses are "non-supervision" and are classified into six categories representing the mode of instruction, a workload value (a constant known as the K-factor), the number of course meeting hours/week, and the normally expected enrollment for the course. A course may have two or more segments or co-requisite activities requiring more than one classification (lecture with a laboratory). For C classified courses ("non-supervision", CS number C01 thru C21), WTUs are computed as the product of Course Credit Units and a "K factor" as follows:
|CS Number||K-Factor||CS Number||K-Factor|
|C01 thru C04 (lecture)||1.0||C16, C17 (lab)||2.0|
|C05 thru C06 (seminar)||1.0||C18 (activity)||6.0|
|C07 thru C14 (activity)||1.3||C19 thru C21 (activity)||3.0|
This category involves direct one-on-one faculty supervision of students for independent study, student teaching, field work experience, studio instruction, theses and projects by arrangement. Workload credit is earned per student enrollment and is designed to be independent of the course's unit value. For "supervision" courses (CS number S23, S24, S25, S36, & S48), WTU is computed as the number of students enrolled times an adjusting factor as follows:
|CS Number||Adjusting Factor||CS Number||Adjusting Factor|
|S25||0.500||S77 and S78||Zero|
The CS number is assigned to a course when it is created (Curriculum Committees and Office of Academic Programs).
All Instructional workload, supervision or otherwise, is pre-entered. The following Assigned Time WTUs are also pre-entered:
Tenure-Track faculty (non-FERP) receive 3.0 units of Routine Service.
FERP Faculty receive 1.5 units of Routine Service (default, can be adjusted if faculty is at other than half-time)
In addition to the 3WTU for Routine Service, Department Chairs and School Directors are automatically assigned 3.0 WTU (default) for Department Chair service. Individual faculty must adjust if assigned time for Chair service is other than 3.0 WTU.